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BLAST Flights:

2010 – BLAST-Pol Campaign

BLAST flew its successful 3rd long duration balloon flight from McMurdo Station, Antarctica from December, 2010 through January, 2011.

·        The National Science Foundation Polar Program – U.S. Antarctic Program

·        Graduate Student BLOGS:  Steve Benton, Matthew Truch, Juan Soler, and Tristan Matthews.

·        Launch Date: December 27, 2010

·        Time Observing: 9 days

·        Science targets observed: BLAST-Pol Targets

 

 

 

Photo by Steve Benton.

2006 – Antarctica Campaign

BLAST flew its stunningly successful 2nd long duration balloon flight from McMurdo Station, Antarctica in December, 2006.

·        The National Science Foundation Polar Program – U.S. Antarctic Program

·        Graduate Student BLOGS:  Don Wiebe, Gaelen Marsden, and Marco Viero

·        Launch Date: December 21, 2006

·        Time Observing: 11 days

·        Science targets observed: BLAST Targets

 

 

 

Photo by Gaelen Marsden.

2005 – Sweden Campaign

BLAST flew its successful 1st long duration balloon flight from Kiruna, Sweden in June, 2005.

·        Graduate Student BLOGS:  Don Wiebe and Gaelen Marsden

·        Launch Date: June 12, 2005

·        Time Observing: 4 days

·        Science targets observed: BLAST Targets

 

 

 

Photo by Gaelen Marsden.

2003 – New Mexico Campaign

BLAST flew its engineering balloon flight from Ft. Sumner, New Mexico in Fall, 2003.

·        Graduate Student BLOG:  Don Wiebe

·        Launch Date: Sept 28, 2003

·        Time at Float: 27 hours

 

 

 

Photo by Gaelen Marsden.

 

 

 

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